Staying in the same London hotel with employees from the company that recently sent you packing may seem odd, but the former Celtics who were packed off to Minnesota seem to be enjoying it...
"It's not really weird," said Timberwolves guard Sebastian Telfair, who played for the Celtics last season. "It's business. It's good to see some of the old guys. A lot of those guys took care of me. I bumped into a lot of the old staff. It's been pretty cool."
In his latest diary post at the Pioneer Press, Mark Madsen talks about Saturday's game in Istanbul and arriving in London.
The setup here is that we're at a Marriott Hotel and the Celtics are here as well. The meal room setup is basically one huge ballroom for both teams with a partition in the middle. And, the partition is a black cloth hanging down from a little cable. So, it will be interesting to see how that works out.
Gerald Green was sitting there for the Timberwolves to draft in 2005. Instead, Minnesota's selection was Rashad McCants while four picks later Boston took Green. Now, two years later, Green joins McCants in the Twin Cities and is the better player with more potential for the future.
At the Downtown Journal, Litel also discusses the game against Efes Pilsen.
From Dime Magazine:
Who the Wolves will start this year has been a question we’ve gotten a lot. Yesterday it was Randy Foye, Rickey Buckets, Ryan Gomes, Al Jefferson and Mark Blount. However, we think Corey Brewer will crack that five before long and send Gomes to the bench …